PICKERING Town are back up to second place in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

The Pikes took advantage of Pontefract Collieries being involved in the Buildbase FA Vase, defeating lowly visitors Barton Town 2-1 in a feisty affair.

Player-coach Ryan Blott put Pickering ahead in the 35th minute, despatching a great through ball, but Barton deservedly equalised in the 46th minute via Lewis Clarkson.

The goal-scorer was dismissed for a second bookable offence 11 minutes later, and the Pikes cashed in with Joe Danby getting the winner in the 75th minute from a Brad Freer pass.

Sam Denton, Blott and Ged Dalton, who was cautioned ten seconds after coming on for delaying a restart, saw yellow for Pickering, as did Fraser Papprill for Barton Town.

Keeper Charlie Andrew, who is on work experience from Hull City, was the Pikes' man of the match.

Harrogate Railway Athletic notched a surprise 1-0 victory at Albion Sports, courtesy of Luke Stewart in the 33rd minute, but stay second from bottom.

Selby Town have climbed a spot to fifth in Division One with a 4-0 victory at newcomers Swallownest, with goals coming from Joe Dale, Charlie Clamp and Liam Flanagan (2), but divisional leaders Knaresborough Town are out of the FA Vase.

Blaine Hobson netted their goal in a 2-1 second-round defeat at North Shields, for whom Gareth Bambridge bagged a brace.

In Vanarama National League North, second-placed Harrogate Town's run of seven straight away wins came to an end in a 3-1 defeat at fourth-placed Spennymoor Town.

Moors took the lead after just two minutes as David Foley volleyed home on the turn from the edge of the area.

Glen Taylor made it 2-0 16 minutes later at the far post and, while Andrew Nelson's first goal for Harrogate after 34 minutes looked to make it more interesting, Rob Redshaw's 40th-minute finish ensured that a two-goal comeback was too big an ask for the visitors.

Michael Coulson was on target again for Scarborough Athletic but they lost 3-1 at Prescot Cables in Evo-Stik League Division One North.